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Fight is on to block Maine pipeline — ex-Texan says: Good luck with that

In the article in last Sunday’s Globe about the city in Maine strongly opposed to an aggressive energy company (“Foes seek to block Maine oil pipeline,” Metro), a question was raised, along the lines of “Can a town actually have its majority opinion stand and be recognized?”

I would say they should look at the case of my hometown, Denton, Texas, which voted to ban fracking within the city limits. Ultimately the state’s governor said, in so many words: What you want doesn’t matter. Fracking will continue.

Richard Waddell

Jamaica Plain